HS 17 Experiences

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Douglas Strate, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Douglas Strate

    Douglas Strate New Member

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    I am having Directv installed tomorrow and want to get some feedback on the equipment and reliability of it. The setup will be the HS 17, 2 c61 4K clients and one wireless mini client. I have researched the HS 17 and there seems to be a lot of mixed reviews and the same with 4K clients. I am actually considering backing out of this for now unless the overall consensus is equipment is reliable. I have a LG C8 77 OLED tv which is 4K. Other tv's are plasma and led and not to concerned about those. I also have a Marantz SR8015 receiver that I am using with OLED TV and other devices. I am looking for other users with similar equipment and their experience with it. I am switching from Dish which IMO has absolutely horrible picture quality due to it being compress down to 1440 x 1080. I can't have these issues with Directv. From all my research it appears that Directv has the best picture quality for satellite service. I have also read about audio dropouts on the 4K clients and here again this isn't something I can tolerate. I am assuming all the issues I have read about with the HS 17 server and 4K clients has been addressed with software updates. Thanks in advance for feedback.
     
  2. compnurd

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    There is zero issues with the HS17
     
  3. Grafixguy

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    I've had mine for more than three years. It just works.
    I have to C61K clients and two wireless clients. The 4K picture is awesome even on my non-HDR Samsung. There's really no reason I can think of to back out.
     
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  4. wilbur_the_goose

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    I have an HS17 - zero issues.
     
  5. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    You should be fine. The main "drawback" to the HS17 setups is that they only support Genie Mini Clients. You can't have regular HD Receiver/DVRs on an HS17 setup.
     
  6. Douglas Strate

    Douglas Strate New Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback. The guy is here and he has an HR54 with an ESATA port which means I can use an external drive for more storage, is that correct? One of the reasons for the Genie 2 was the extra storage. Still hooking up the 4K clients knowing only one can be used with 4K content at a time.
     
  7. Douglas Strate

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    Also, if I add another box now there is no charge except the $7 per month. Say 6 months from now I decide to hook up another box will I have to pay for that box. The extra room is setup now so I can add an extra box any time.
     
  8. compnurd

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    With a Genie 2 you can do 2 4K at the same time
     
  9. P Smith

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    correct
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    he is aware:
     
  11. krel

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    We have an HS 17. AND HAVE HAD ZERO ISSUES. THOUGH the the tech might come up with 5 million reasons why you don't want it. Don't even listen to him. Only problem i had with the hs17 it took 8 freaking times to get one installed
     
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  12. krel

    krel New Member

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    The hs 17 is limited to only adding minis so no adding a stand alone HD box for camping unless you want to suspend the genie 2 or open up a second acct and pay all over again
     

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